Presented is a collection of five 1893 N135 Duke "Talk of the Diamond" cards, each professionally graded and encapsulated by SGC. This exceptionally colorful series was issued with Duke's Honest Long Cut tobacco brand which was called "Talk of the Diamond." Each card features a baseball-related caption with a comic scene to the right, and a baseball player illustration to the left. This set is very related to N284 Buchner, with most of the poses on these cards actually identical to those found in that set. The baseball players pictured are not identified. The collection consists of the following: two "A Foul Balk" (FAIR 20 and Authentic), "He Serves The Ball" (FAIR 20), "Going For Third Base" (EX 60), and "A Regular Ball" (GOOD 30). This very scarce issue is highly prized by both nineteenth-century baseball and nonsport tobacco card collectors. Total: 5 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).